The Generations For Peace Headquarters comprises full time staff based at Al Hussein Youth & Sport City in Amman, Jordan. The Headquarters facilities include the Generations For Peace Conference Centre and Auditorium, which are available for hire.
Mark Clark MBE
Mark Clark is Chief Executive Officer for Generations For Peace. Mark is passionate about transformational change that makes a real difference: behaviour change in individuals, social change in communities, and processes of change and capacity development in organisations.
Mark’s diverse experience includes humanitarian emergency relief work; sustainable community development; sustainable livelihoods and agriculture; water and sanitation; community health programmes; sport-for-development programmes to address HIV/AIDs, violence against women, and to promote healthy lifestyles and youth leadership; inter-tribal conflict transformation; post-conflict transition; democratic governance and election education programmes; and capacity development of governmental and non-governmental organisations, including National Olympic Committees.
Mark is from Scotland and joined Generations For Peace in January 2011. Previously, Mark lived and worked in Papua New Guinea (2006-2010), Democratic Republic of Congo (2005-2006); Iraq (2003-2005); and India (2001-2002). Formerly a corporate lawyer practicing in the UK and India, Mark is still a Solicitor certified by the Law Society of Scotland, and a Member of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet.
Mark has an LLB(Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from University of Edinburgh; an MA in Executive Management from Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1; an MSc in Consulting and Coaching for Change from HEC School of Management Paris and the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School; and certificates in Transformative Dialogue from the Nansen Centre for Peace and Dialogue in Norway; in Community Dispute Resolution from Colorado State University in collaboration with Village Earth; and in Non-Violent Communication from the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). Mark also graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served as a British Army Officer for 10 years.
Director of Generations For Peace Institute
Jadranka Stikovac Clark
Director of Generations For Peace Institute
Jadranka is Director of Generations For Peace Institute. Prior to her officially joining the organisation in 2008, Jadranka contributed to development of Generations For Peace’s concept by sharpening the organisation’s focus on its programmatic and research missions.
Once in the Headquarters, her work spanned across the areas of curriculum and programme development and implementation, and organisational capacity building. Lately, she is focused on the research into the impact Generations For Peace and other organisations are making in communities affected by various forms of conflict.
Jadranka’s professional interests are driven by her personal background and passions. Bosnian by nationality, she had first-hand experience of the devastating imprint that conflict and violence leave on individuals and communities. That experience, combined with her studies in medicine and international relations equipped her for work with major international development and humanitarian emergency relief agencies in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Also interested in sport, her sport management background brought her to work with the International Olympic Committee, where she enjoyed developing institutional relations with 204 national Olympic committees affiliated to the Olympic Movement.
Jadranka is passionate about sport, international relations, organisational theory and behaviour, social innovation and entrepreneurship, technology for social change – and chocolate.
Lama is Programmes Director for Generations For Peace. A firm believer in using sport for development, she harnesses the power of volunteerism that is the essence of the programmes implemented by Generations For Peace on three continents.
Lama is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in March 2009. She had previously worked in various capacities at the Jordan Olympic Committee, Extreme Jordan, World Humanitarian Marathon and Ultra Marathon Foundation and at the Jordan International Police Training Center Security Division. Her experiences have led her to espouse the Generations For Peace values and to work with local communities in furthering their aspirations and hopes for more tolerant, peaceful and inclusive societies.
Lama enjoys challenging herself both personally and professionally. She holds a Masters in Social Coexistence and Conflict Resolution. Lama and her twin sister are known to be the first female ultramarathon runners in the Middle East to take part in the famous endurance race Marathon des Sables. She is also an avid hiker and mountain climber, always pushing the envelope and paving the way for others to do the same.
Director of Finance & Administration
Mohammad Al Mosha’sha’
Director of Finance & Administration
Mohammad is Director of Finance & Administration at Generations For Peace. He is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in September 2008. Prior to that; Mohammad was a Senior Accountant at Trading Sultan Center – Safeway Superstore for the period 1999 to 2008.
Mohammad is a BA holder of Public Administration / Accounting from Yarmouk University, the major focuses on the governmental organizational structure, policies and the effective programmes that are focused on the humanitarian, social and economic needs. Additionally, the study focuses on the Accounting profession to perform related business functions; covering the accounting principles and theories, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics.
Mohammad enjoys an outgoing energetic personality; constantly engaging himself in social activities and adventurous trips. He is a holder of a 1st Dan blackbelt in Karate, and participates in several hobbies like running, camping, hiking and swimming.
IT & Admin Senior Manager
IT & Admin Senior Manager
Fadi Albream is IT & Admin Senior Manager for Generations For Peace. Fadi believes in using Information Technology to add real value to users, to make their life and work easier and more effective without adding complication or high-cost solutions. With the ever-increasing role of technology in our lives, Fadi is also passionate about the potential of Information Technology solutions to support social change and peace building.
Fadi’s diverse experience includes refugee camp service, humanitarian emergency relief work, sustainable community development, sustainable livelihoods agriculture, and community health programmes.
Fadi is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in May 2014. Previously, Fadi worked in United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) from 2008-2014, and Jordan Electricity Distribution Co (2004-2008).
Fadi has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Alisra University, and is Certified as a Project Manager by PRINCE2 Organisation, and ITIL v3.0 Certified.
Creative Design Specialist
Mohammad Abu Al Rub
Creative Design Specialist
Mohammad is the Creative Design Specialist for Generations For Peace.
Mohammad is Jordanian and joined Generations For Peace in April 2009. He had previously worked at various advertising agencies based in Jordan from 2001 onwards. His primary professional focus has been in the fields of corporate identity (logo) design, print design and branding. Mohammad’s focus is on designing and implementing creative work for Generations For Peace communications and publications, including printed and online newsletters and bulletins, reports, brochures, calendars, backdrops, awards and many more!
Mohammad is passionate about his craft and loves what he does: his life is design; he loves it and surrounds himself with it every day; and he is always enthusiastic to learn more.
As well as creative design, Mohammad is also passionate about digital engagement. When he is not looking at a computer screen, you will find him on his iPhone or at the café, watching movies, or listening to music – maybe even all at once.
Programmes Manager and Lead Facilitator
Safiya Ibn Garba
Programmes Manager and Lead Facilitator
Safiya Ibn Garba is the Programmes Manager and Lead Facilitator for Generations For Peace. Before and after graduating from school, Safiya spent many years working in faith-based development work. Safiya is particularly passionate about girls and women’s empowerment and in 2008 Safiya founded a Non Governmental Organisation in her home country Nigeria that provides multi-sectoral interventions for girls and women’s empowerment through information dissemination, capacity building, advocacy and community service projects.
She has been through the full circle of the Generations For Peace certification process from being a Delegate in 2008 to becoming a Pioneer and Facilitator with Generations For Peace.
Safiya has worked in and led coalitions of Civil Society Organisations on gender and good governance and was appointed a member of the Civil Society Liaison Office (CSOLO) Advisory Committee at the Nigerian National Assembly (NASS), Nigeria’s highest law making body.
Safiya has qualifications in computer science, project management, community development, advocacy competence, communication, pastoral education and chaplaincy with additional competence in events management, gender, social inclusion, facilitation and information technology.
Safiya loves to read, watch movies, dance and sing.
Sri Lanka Programmes Manager
Dinesha Amal Raj
Sri Lanka Programmes Manager
Dinesha is Sri Lanka Programmes Manager for Generations For Peace. Dinesha is from Sri Lanka and has 8 years professional experience in community development and field level project management, with UNHCR, UNDP (TRP) and international non-governmental organisations including ICRC, CARE and WUSC in field level overall project management.
Dinesha joined Generations For Peace in February 2013. From her previous roles in different organisations, working as a Senior Community services assistant, Field Programme Assistant, Programme Officer and a Trainer, she has gained excellent knowledge and experience in programme design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and development of partnerships and stakeholder relations, with a focus on sustainable livelihoods, social cohesion, housing, micro-finance and micro-enterprise development projects.
As well as her programme management experience, Dinesha brings experience in administration, finance, and human resources from her roles with ICRC and UNHCR.
Dinesha is committed to social work and her ambition is to make positive change through sustainable community development.
Marketing Events Manager
Marketing Events Manager
As Marketing Events Manager, Jalal manages all of Generations For Peace's major events including local and international training, conferences and forums, as well as media, donor and stakeholder events. He is also responsible for the organisation’s revenue generation and leading on engagement with commercial partners in Jordan.
A committed volunteer, Jalal has donated his time and efforts to many NGOs throughout his secondary school and university years. Keen to move into the non-profit world, he joined Generations For Peace as a volunteer in 2011.
Jalal is from Jordan. He graduated from Middle East University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing in 2013. In the same year, he joined Generations For Peace as a full-time staff member in the role of Marketing Events Coordinator. Demonstrating the skills needed to take on more responsibility, Jalal was promoted to Marketing Events Officer within a year of being hired.
Jalal hopes everyone will one day live in a world that is both peaceful and just. He joined this organisation because he believes in its mission to contribute towards this goal.
Jalal is a big car fan. When he is not in the office, he can be found checking the timetable for the next World Rally Championship. He also enjoys kickboxing.
Development and Partnerships Specialist
Lindsay McClain Opiyo
Development and Partnerships Specialist
Lindsay is a Development and Partner Specialist at Generations For Peace. In her role, she works closely with staff and volunteers to prepare high-quality proposals and reports for donors and partners. This ensures that Generations For Peace has the resources and relationships to continue its long-term work for peacebuilding and conflict transformation around the world.
Originally from Nashville in the United States, Lindsay has lived and worked in northern Uganda for much of the last nine years. Northern Uganda is a region that is emerging from more than two decades of violent conflict, and Lindsay has worked closely with victims and survivors there to advocate for sustainable peace through justice, reconciliation and redress. Prior to joining Generations For Peace, she held a number of programming, research and communications positions with reputable peace and justice organisations, like the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Justice and Reconciliation Project in Gulu, Uganda.
Lindsay’s main interests are the role of the arts in peacebuilding, and victim-centered transitional justice, and she is always looking for ways to better connect the two. In 2010, she and two northern Ugandan musicians founded Music for Peace, a community-based organisation that promotes the power of music for positive social change. In 2014, she implemented a project with Music for Peace and the Women’s Advocacy Network, a forum of more than 500 female survivors of conflict sexual violence for which Lindsay sits on the board, to professionally record a song by the women and produce its music video. It’s available on YouTube under the title, “Lubanga Ber (God Is Good).”
Lindsay holds a BA from the University of Tennessee and a MA in Peace Studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She has authored a number of publications on peacebuilding and dealing with legacies of violent conflict. Most recently, she led researches on the reparative justice needs of children born of conflict sexual violence and engaging men in gender justice.
In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys reading and travelling to new places. Last year, she visited South America for the first time to participate in the World Summit on Art and Culture for Peace in Bogota, Colombia. This year, she hopes to see more of the MENA region.
Human Resources Officer
Human Resources Officer
Ruba is the Human Resources Officer at Generations For Peace. Being part of an organisation that strives to build peace and deliver community impact across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe has given Ruba a greater incentive to focus on her own personal development.
Ruba is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in 2016. She earned a Master of Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology, and since then has undertaken various courses to further hone her skills. Ruba successfully completed a Training of Trainers (TOT) course, after which she trained 20 people on soft skills in the workplace. She also enrolled in a PMP project management course.
Prior to her current position, Ruba worked at MathWhizz where she was responsible for implementing the British maths programme in the largest private schools in Jordan. She has also held various roles in training companies, through which she has strengthened her skills in many areas including human resources, finance, and business development.
Ruba is a committed advocate for peace building and believes it should be a top priority for society. Taking a clear step toward that objective, Ruba took part in an international programme that teaches people how to process serious life trauma, encouraging them to participate in activities that promote active tolerance.
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Sairah joined Generations For Peace as a Summer Field Research Intern from the University of Oxford in 2012, and took on a full-time staff position in June 2013. Having worked with GFP for four years in research, monitoring and evaluation, Sairah transitioned to the part-time role of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in April 2017.
Thematically, Sairah is interested in sustainable and measurable processes of change in community-based programming, and her work focuses on assessing the impact of GFP’s activities in different countries. Sairah’s current areas of focus, in addition to South Asia, include evaluating an EU-funded programme in Lebanon and working with the US State Department and the United States Institute of Peace on a project aimed at preventing radicalisation in Tunisia.
Sairah completed her undergraduate degree at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), in Lahore, Pakistan, and spent a year working in the development sector in Pakistan, focusing on government restructuring and institutional development. After this, she was awarded the Noon Scholarship for the MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) at the University of Oxford, where her research centred on informal institutions and state building in South Asia.
Before joining GFP full-time, Sairah spent a year conducting research on the impact of GFP programmes in Kaduna, Nigeria. At GFP, Sairah’s work focused on the research and development of participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes for local volunteers; identifying and deploying new technologies such as mobile data collection for M&E; creating and implementing M&E components of grants for major donors; and facilitating GFP’s curriculum at international trainings.
In her spare time, Sairah enjoys travelling whenever and wherever possible, and has a particular weakness for novel forms of transport and perfectly grilled kebab.
Yassin Al-Halabi is a Senior Accountant at Generations For Peace. Yassin’s role includes creating accurate financial reports by following up with debtors and creditors, checking the invoices and other expenses of Generations For Peace, and calculating Government requirements (Social Security and Taxes). Yassin joined the organisation in order to further his work development, his ambitions and also to improve his skills and capabilities.
Yassin is from Amman and joined Generations For Peace in March 2014. Previously, Yassin worked at the Jewel Al-Yarmouk Bakeries Company and Petra Trading & Investment Company.
Yassin’s diverse experiences include working in accounting and bookkeeping as well as in human resources, where he dealt with customers and suppliers, warehousing, stock counting, plus supervision of all orders and auditing.
Yassin holds a BA in Finance from the University of Petra, from which he graduated in 2010. In addition, he has completed courses in accounting and financial reporting.
During his free time, Yassin enjoys rally racing and playing chess. He has also participated in a number of horse riding and swimming competitions in the past.
Senior Programmes Officer
Senior Programmes Officer
In his role as Senior Programmes Officer for the Maharati Programme, Ahmad leads and oversees the implementation of activities within youth centres across Jordan. Ahmad is involved in the facilitation of Sport and Arts For Peace sessions, logistics, ongoing research, as well providing critical information to key stakeholders by highlighting success stories from the programme.
Ahmad began his journey at Generations For Peace as an events volunteer in 2010, which led him to pursue a career in peacebuilding at the organisation. A huge advocate for volunteerism, Ahmad participated in several activities throughout his university years, including distributing food during Ramadan and volunteering in the Jordan parliamentary elections.
Ahmad is continuously inspired by the organisation’s focus on youth as leaders of positive change. Through his experience in this field, he has developed his negotiation and conflict transformation skills. He continues to seek opportunities to build his capacity at Generations For Peace, a place he considers his second home.
Ahmad graduated from the University of Jordan with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2013. A sports fanatic, Ahmad’s favourite activities are football and CrossFit, and he always starts his day with at least one hour of sports.
Ahmad is currently a Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace. His role includes supporting the implementation of Generations For Peace programmes in Jordan. He also coordinates field visits to the organisation’s programme locations in Jordan. Furthermore, Ahmad provides information about Delegates, Pioneers, and the corresponding programmes to other departments at the Headquarters.
Ahmad first learned about Generations For Peace in 2012, when he participated in a Sport For Peace Training, an opportunity that deepened his understanding of conflict and peacebuilding. During this training, Ahmad gained further knowledge and skills related to strengthening communities to drive positive change. Ahmad believes volunteering offers the potential for individuals to have a real and lasting impact on the world.
Ahmad is from Jordan. He earned his degree in accounting from the University of Jordan in 2013.
Ahmad is an enthusiastic football player and swimmer, and he also likes to run during his free time. Most recently, Ahmad took up mixed martial arts (MMA).
Love is a part-time Research Specialist with the Generations For Peace Institute. Love’s main focus lies within the region of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). At present, he is supervising the evaluation of GFP’s donor-funded community-based programmes aimed at preventing individuals' propensity to engage in violent conflict, and is also investigating socio-psychological aspects of resilience and vulnerability to radicalisation.
Originally from Sweden, Love completed his BA in International Relations at the University of Essex, UK, where he wrote his dissertation analysing negative perceptions towards individuals from the Middle East. After this, he pursued an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford, where he focused on the foreign policy of the European Union towards the MENA region and the concepts of normative power and transmission.
After completing his MSc, Love came to Generations For Peace as a Summer Field Research Intern in 2014, as part of a Generations For Peace partnership with the University of Oxford. His research focused on the analysis of inter-group perceptions and violent conflict in South Sudan. He joined Generations For Peace as a full-time Research Associate in October 2014, before transitioning to the role of Research Specialist in February 2017.
Throughout his studies, Love has gained knowledge and expertise in the areas of international development, international law, conflict transformation, reconciliation, and mediation.
During his spare time, Love enjoys a variety of interests such as music, squash, tennis, handball, rock climbing and photography.
Malik is an accountant at Generations For Peace. Malik’s role includes supporting the Corporate Services Department on a variety of tasks including maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers, account and bank reconciliations, assisting with monthly closings and account analysis.
Malik is from Jordan and holds a BA in Accounting and a MA in Accounting and Finance from Hashemite University, Jordan. In addition to his studies, and to further his personal development, Malik has undertaken courses in leading and management from INJAZ, a youth-centered non-profit organisation in Jordan; and basic and advanced security in the field from the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.
Prior to his position at Generations For Peace, Malik held the role of senior accountant at Samih Al Thaher Saith Contracting Company in Dubai. He also worked at Asfour and Aljarooshe for Housing and Investment in Jordan as a general accountant.
Malik joined Generations For Peace because it is his life goal to support humanity in any way he can. For Malik, the organisation’s name means integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.
When Malik is not the at the office, he enjoys swimming, travelling, cooking and watching movies.
Senior Programmes Officer
Senior Programmes Officer
Mercia is a Senior Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace. Her role at the organisation entails daily management and support of Generations For Peace Programmes.
Mercia is from Zimbabwe and her journey with Generations For Peace first began when she attended the Amman Camp in 2008. She became a certified Pioneer in 2010 after running a series of peace building activities following a successful Train the Trainer. Following her participation in the Advanced Training in 2012, Mercia gained new knowledge and learned innovative strategies for developing tool kits to jump start quality Generation For Peace programmes. In 2014, Mercia was awarded the Samsung Advanced Training award for Impact; amongst her many achievements, Mercia was recognised for her work conducting sport-based programmes in boys’ and girls’ high schools that addressed bullying, delinquency and other forms of violence.
In her previous roles, Mercia held the positions of high school teacher and sport administrator, working with children and youth in developing sport and life skills. Mercia’s diverse experience has also seen her take on ambassador and advisory roles at International Alliance for Youth, as well as a managerial position at the Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee, where she was responsible for capacity building, and the management and implementation of its strategic plan which provided opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate at all levels of sport. Mercia has also participated in the Youth Sport Exchange Programme, during which she worked as a development manager at Sport in Action in Zambia, an organisation that utilises sport as a tool for development.
Mercia is motivated by a desire to play an active role in tackling societal issues. Not willing to stand on the sidelines, she believes that individual empowerment is the starting point for community development.
Mercia’s qualifications in teaching, coaching and sport management compliment her years of practical experience.
An avid sport fan, Mercia enjoys attending live basketball, handball and football matches during her free time.
Mohammad Al Khatib
Mohammad an Accountant joined Generations for Peace in December 2014. His role at the organisation entails preparing journal entries, maintaining ledgers, preparing bank reconciliations, assisting with monthly closings, and supporting the Director of Finance and Administration with preparing financial statements, among other tasks.
Mohammad is from Jordan and completed his BSc in Accounting from Al Balq'a Applied University of Jordan. He later pursued his MSc in Accounting at the University of Banking and Financial Sciences.
Mohammad began his professional career as an intern with Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organisation in their external audit department, where he had an opportunity to work with certified professionals in different sectors: trading, services, manufacturing, and non-profit organisations. Between 2010-2014 Mohammad worked for Alekd Alfareed Co. Pioneer Agency. Prior to that he gained experience with Diretna Dairies Company Ltd and Taha & Qashou Agriculture Co.
Mohammad’s passion for fitness has always been an important part of his life, and he has practiced aerobics and weight lifting for many years. Mohammad also enjoys travelling with friends, playing chess, and spending quality time with his family.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Rima completed her BA in Modern Languages (Spanish & English) and started working as a kindergarten teacher. Later, Rima applied for the AECID scholarship to study “Sustainable Development” in Madrid. She was accepted to the MA programme and cites this as a main success in her life to date as well as a stepping stone to her work in the development field in Jordan.
Rima previously worked at the Jordan River Foundation; specifically, at the Jordan River Community Empowerment Programme (JRCEP), which focuses on improving the livelihoods of local and underprivileged communities in Jordan through empowering individuals especially women, youth and communities. Rima was first hired as a report writer, but then moved on to become a monitoring and evaluation officer. Her role at the foundation involved working closely with the team to better understand the technical, operational, and financial aspects of the projects within this programme. Her role also included conducting extensive field visits to programme projects to regularly document and monitor progress on the ground. In 2013, Rima was promoted to the position of senior monitoring and evaluation officer.
Rima believes that working at Generations For Peace will develop her capacity to give back to the community, both professionally and personally, make lasting and positive contributions. She hopes to see that for some people, in some places, the world is a better place because of something she was part of. In addition, Rima believes that societal efforts contribute toward making the world a better place and that this is the premise of Generations For Peace.
Marketing Events Officer
Marketing Events Officer
Saif is the Marketing Events Officer at Generations For Peace. His job is primarily focused on organising and handling the quality of Generations For Peace events. In addition, he supports marketing the organisation’s venues and facilities. Saif enjoys the variety that his role brings and his favourite aspect of his job is meeting new people.
Saif is from Jordan and started working at Generations For Peace in June 2014.
Prior to this, he volunteered for the Royal Automobile Museum, Higher Council for Affairs of Persons with Disabilities, Middle East University and Madrasati. Volunteering taught Saif the importance of contributing to the community and reminds him of a great period in his life, during which he acquired new skills and made many long lasting friendships.
Saif graduated with a BA degree in Tourism Management from Middle East University in August 2013. During his spare time, he enjoys camping and wild life.
Tamer is Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace. His role is to lead the daily management of Generations For Peace programmes in Jordan and to mentor the programmes coordinators and lead volunteers in programme design. He also supports the senior programmes officer in building relationships with donors and partners.
Tamer holds a Master of Arts in Marketing and Advertising from University of Derby (United Kingdom) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from University of Jordan. He is also a certified social media specialist.
Prior to joining Generations For Peace in 2016, Tamer worked at the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), where he supported youth in community development centres across the country.
In addition to his professional and academic development, Thamer is an award-winning swimmer and has also obtained his scuba diving license. He is currently completing an advanced course in horse riding.
Ahmad is a Programmes Coordinator at Generations For Peace. His role at the organisation entails supporting the Programmes Department in the implementation of Generations For Peace programmes in assigned countries; supporting and mentoring the lead volunteers for each programme in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and establishing and nurturing effective partnerships with local partner organisations.
Ahmad is from Jordan, and graduated from Al-Balaq University with a BA in accounting in 2013. Ahmad is also a certified internal control specialist (Internal Control Institute, U.S.). This competency prepares individuals to assist organisations to design and/or assess internal control, and to assist management in installing internal control processes. Ahmad has also undertaken courses to develop his leadership skills at INJAZ, a youth-centered non-profit organisation based in Jordan.
Prior to joining Generations For Peace, Ahmad worked as an accountant and then senior accountant. Ahmad joined Generations For Peace because he strives to make a difference in the world - a difference that can be felt and measured. The multicultural nature of Generations For Peace really appealed to Ahmad as it provides an opportunity to meet people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
During his spare time Ahmad enjoys reading, running, and collecting currencies from other countries.
Haneen joined Generations For Peace as Programme Coordinator in 2016. Haneen’s role entails coordinating Sport and Art For Peace activities for the Jordan Schools Programme. She also supports the implementation of the programme, and volunteer certification, in order to maximise positive change and sustainable impact in the target communities.
Haneen is from Jordan and graduated from University of Jordan with a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education. Before joining Generations For Peace, Haneen worked at Mercy Corps for two years where she gained experience supporting community projects for Syrian refugees in Jordan, with a particular focus on children with disabilities.
Haneen’s work experience includes a position as teaching assistance at Masar Child Development Services Centre, an organisation that provides educational and therapeutic services for children with disabilities. Throughout her university studies, Haneen also took part in several voluntary activities with other centres with a similar focus. During this time, she held the role of volunteer trainer where she was responsible for empowering children through education as well as providing a life skills workshop.
Haneen enjoys meeting new people and exploring different places and cultures. She loves children and is passionate about working with them.
Noor joined Generations For Peace as Programmes Coordinator in 2016. Her role includes supporting the Programmes Department and volunteers in programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of programmes in Jordan, in order to maximise positive change and sustainable impact in local communities.
Noor is from Jordan and graduated from Hashemite University with a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Laboratory Science. Noor’s previous work experience includes working with youth leaders and volunteers as a co-founder and volunteer for Youth Educational Development Initiative (YED Initiative), and with the I Know Business (IKB) Academy and IKB Award.
Noor is passionate about education and has developed four training curriculums in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour, which focus on career counselling as well as improving youth entrepreneurial knowledge and life skills.
In her free time, Noor enjoys various hobbies such as reading, graphic design, crafts and trying new things.
As Programmes Officer, Wala’ supports the Programmes Department and volunteers in programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of programmes in Jordan, to maximise positive change and sustainable impact in local communities. She started her journey with the organisation as a volunteer in the Jordan Social Cohesion Programme in January 2016, before she became a full-time staff member later that year.
Wala’ holds a Master of Translation from Yarmouk University and has been a lecturer at both the University of Jordan and Tabuk University in Saudi Arabia. She has also worked as a freelance translator and a volunteer in many fields. Wala’ began volunteering in 2003 and has participated in many leadership programmes, initiatives and conferences focused on building societies and tackling violence and extremism.
Wala’ believes that everyone can contribute to positive change and help make the world a better place. She hopes to shape the world for the better through her volunteer work.
During her free time, Wala’ enjoys reading, learning about other countries and cultures, hiking, and listening to classical music.
As Programmes Officer, Ali coordinates and supports the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of programmes in Jordan. Ali guides and mentors volunteers to help them conduct programmes that aim to build stronger social cohesion and reduce the risk of tension and violence in their local communities. Ali first joined the organisation in 2015 as a volunteer leading activities at the Mafraq Youth Centre for Boys, before he became a full-time staff member.
Ali earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and is currently studying for a Masters in the same subject. Ali worked for several other NGOs before starting his journey with Generations For Peace, including as a community researcher at the International Catholic Migration Commission and MedAir. He also has experience with the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, Save The Children, and International Rescue Committee.
Ali is a big sports fan, especially when used as a tool for peaceful purposes. Ali also loves to travel and discover new places and cultures.
As Programmes Coordinator, Aya's role includes supporting the implementation of programmes in assigned countries; mentoring the lead volunteers in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and establishing and nurturing effective partnerships with local partner organisations.
Aya is from Jordan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan.
Over the years, Aya has been exposed to a range of roles at leadership development organisations in Jordan, all of which have solidified her interest in community work. Aya also had the opportunity to join the international student-run organisation, AIESEC, where she gained valuable experience in solving real-life issues facing local students. The results of her studies were presented at Youth Leadership Forums inaugurated by HRH Princess Sumaya of Jordan.
Aya’s previous experience with the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 Local Organising Committee, gave her the push she needed to apply for a position at Generations For Peace. She looks forward to working towards the organisation's vision and furthering her own personal development within the Programmes Department.
In her spare time, Aya loves travelling and painting. A keen musician, she also enjoys singing and playing the piano
In his role as Administrative Officer within the Corporate Services Department, Ahmad is responsible for inventory management, as well as flights and visas. He also leads on the coordination of all tasks related to logistics, transportation and shipments. Working for a peace-building organisation has always been one of Ahmad's ambitions.
Ahmad is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in 2017. He graduated from Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, and since then has worked in several fields including IT, sales and marketing, advertising, public relations and customer experience. Before his current position, Ahmad worked as a team leader at MarkaVIP, an e-commerce website.
Ahmad is passionate about his work and is eager to connect with new people from different communities. The multicultural nature of Generations For Peace appealed to Ahmad as it provides an opportunity to meet people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Ahmad enjoys hiking, travelling, football, watching films and spending time with his family.
Media and Communications Officer
Media and Communications Officer
In her role as Media and Communications Officer, Farah works alongside the Communications Department to design and execute media campaigns about Generations For Peace's local and international programmes. Her focus also includes creating compelling storylines to support the organisation’s mission.
Her strong background in PR and communication for both B2B and B2C businesses has enabled Farah to build on her strength in strategic storytelling. Farah’s previous experiences include working with M.H. Alshaya in Kuwait, as well as ATICO Group and Better Business consulting firm in Jordan.
A firm believer in giving back to the community and supporting the development of youth in conflict regions, Farah was keen to join Generations For Peace. She was particularly drawn to the fact that it is a home-grown, local NGO which has provided support to children, youth and adults in over 50 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Farah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Psychology. She also earned a Life Coaching qualification from Coaches Training Institute in Dubai. Farah is currently working on an HR Management Certificate from Cornell University’s online study programme.
Farah believes in expanding her capabilities both at work and at home. During her free time, she enjoys swimming and horseback riding.
As Services Officer at Generations For Peace, Hasan’s responsibilities include overseeing the maintenance of the organisation’s building and grounds, as well as managing the inventory, stored items and office supplies.
Hasan assists with distributing the mail and also provides invaluable office logistical support to all staff members on a daily basis.
Hasan is from Egypt and has lived in Jordan for the past 15 years. He joined Generations For Peace in 2011, and before his current role, he held the position of office and services coordinator at the Jordan Olympic Committee.
At work, Hasan enjoys hosting our visitors to ensure that they feel welcomed and at home. He is always ready to lend his support whenever needed.
Motasem holds the position of Accountant. His role entails working on different accounting projects for the organisation, including bank reconciliations and maintaining ledgers. Before his current position, Motasem worked as a Branch Manager at Al-Habib Company for Trading and Contracting in Saudi Arabia. After working in the country for several years, he moved back to Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in 2017.
Motasem describes the organisation as an environment where everyone believes in the same cause, and each person does their job to ensure that it functions to its fullest capacity. Motasem is happy to be part of an NGO that supports programmes in many countries around the world.
Motasem graduated from Al-Zarqa Private University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 2011 and then pursued his Masters of Accounting and Finance at the Hashemite University in Jordan.
He enjoys playing snooker, and this has been a huge part of his life since he was very young. Motasem plays at a professional level and is very competitive. He also enjoys reading and traveling to new places with his friends.
As an Accountant at Generations For Peace, Mustafa mainly focuses on recording transactions, and bank reconciliations, as well as handling payments for vendors related to the various programmes. Mustafa joined the organisation in 2017 and is happy that his job allows him to focus on causes that matter to him the most, including helping vulnerable youth across Jordan. Mustafa enjoys watching the programmes in action as often as possible and is keen to get involved in any way he can.
Before working with Generations For Peace, Mustafa was part of the Millennium Challenge Corporate in Jordan, a five-year initiative funded by the United States Congress that constructed water and wastewater pipelines in Rusayfah and Zarqa. Through this experience, Mustafa expanded his skills to include accounting for non-profit organisations. He previously worked in the corporate sector.
Mustafa graduated from Al-Balqaa University in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting Information Systems. He also earned an IACPA certificate (International Arab Certified Public Accountant) from Talal Abu Ghazaleh School, which is validated by the University of Cambridge.
In his free time, Mustafa enjoys bodybuilding and swimming.
Aseel joined the Generations For Peace Institute as the Outreach Officer in 2017. Her role entails identifying and analysing new trends and innovations in research, bridging the gap between research and practice, as well as enriching Generations For Peace’s portfolio as a learning organisation. Aseel previously worked with On Being, a Minneapolis-based podcast and media project which aims to create spaces for critical conversations and provide a platform for community healing through dialogue.
Aseel graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Master of Arts in International Peace Studies, where she focused on arts-based peacebuilding and embodied forms of knowledge. During her time as a student, Aseel interned with Ndifuna Ukwazi, a social justice movement based in Cape Town, where she helped design and implement an activism training programme that targeted young activists from Khayelitsha and Manenberg, and focused on using Theatre of the Oppressed and transformative pedagogy.
Ever since she started developing a passion for arts-based education and the use of theatre for social transformation, Aseel has been following the work of Generations For Peace. Its commitment to participatory processes and reflective practice are some of the aspects that attracted her to the organisation.
Aseel is passionate about alternative forms of learning, dialogue processes and cross cultural exchange. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, trying her hand at poetry and having long conversations about what it means to be human, over tea.
Social Media and Web Coordinator
Social Media and Web Coordinator
In her role as Social Media Coordinator, Rosie leads social media development and strategy to engage with Generations For Peace’s key stakeholders, including partners, volunteers and donors. She is also responsible for maintenance of the website.
Rosie’s desire to work in maintaining peace and security in the Middle East led her to seek an internship with the organisation in 2016. This experience further grew her interest in working in the field of peacebuilding. After visiting the Social Cohesion Programme in Mafraq, Jordan and meeting the youth who participate in the activities, Rosie knew she wanted to return to Generations For Peace in the future.
Of Palestinian decent, Rosie was born in raised in the state of Minnesota, USA but grew up spending her summers in Jordan. Before joining the organisation, Rosie worked in consulting with Jordan Visions Center and has previous experience with the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota.
Rosie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management in International Business and Public/Non-profit Management. She also spent a semester abroad in Jordan studying at the Jordanian Institute of Diplomacy.
In her free time, Rosie enjoys travelling, running and catching up with her friends back home.
Programmes M&E Coordinator
Programmes M&E Coordinator
Diya joined Generations For Peace in 2017 as Programme Coordinator for the Jordan After School Programme, before transitioning into the role of Programmes Monitoring and Evaluations Coordinator in August 2018. In his role, Diya works alongside with the Programmes Department, supporting the M&E team on designing and implementing M&E activities of all GFP Jordan Programmes. He also processes M&E data collection and analysis, preparing Programmes Evaluation reports for executive summaries and thought-pieces based on evaluation reports and supporting GFP’s donors evaluatory reports.
Previously, Diya worked at Interaction, a private establishment for development services that specialises in project planning, monitoring and evaluation and capacity building. During this time, Diya took part in many Training of Trainers courses, through which he developed his knowledge and skills in facilitating effective learning sessions. Diya has implemented training programmes for several NGOs including World Bank, Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Diya is from Jordan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and a Master of Arts in Sustainable Development. Diya joined Generations For Peace because he wanted to pursue his passion for helping his community, and to be a part of the change created in local communities.
In his free time, Diya enjoys swimming, high diving, and martial arts. He is a member of Prince Rashid Union for Self-Defence, plays the guitar and recently has begun taking piano lessons.
Farah joined Generations For Peace in 2017 as a Programmes Coordinator, a role in which she supports the Nashatati (Jordan Schools Programme) team on programme implementation and cascading.
Prior to joining GFP, she was a Public Relations Officer at Hult Prize Foundation, the world's largest student competition for social good. Additionally, Farah has experience in several business fields: accounting, entrepreneurship/small business, social entrepreneurship, management, marketing, sales, and public relations.
Farah holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Jordan, as well as a certificate in International Business and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University’s Global Business Institute Program.
Farah strives to make a significant difference in the world, and is excited by the opportunity to be a part of GFP’s multicultural, international team, which has allowed her to meet and work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
In her free time, Farah enjoys exploring different neighbourhoods in Amman and participating in debate clubs that provide a platform for her voice to be heard in her local community.
Amjad started working at Generations For Peace at the beginning of 2017 as a driver as part of the support staff for the entire team, most of his trips are internal within Amman and to the Dead Sea where the GFP Advanced Training takes place as well as other trainings of volunteers.
Amjad describes his typical day as very busy with ‘a lot of action’ as he is always on the move and ready to lend a helping hand to his colleagues when they need it. Prior to working with GFP, Amjad was working as part of the JOC and decided to move to the organisation to be involved in more activities outside the organisation.
Amjad is the father of 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl, he enjoys spending his time with his family outdoors and seeing his friends for coffee on the weekend.
Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Majd is the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for the Jordan Programmes Team. Majd’s role includes supporting the design and implementation of systems to collect and analyse performance data for evidence-based programming decisions in all of the ongoing projects to ensure quality, accountability and sustainability. Majd graduated from the German Jordanian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Sciences.
After working as a programme coordinator in Germany, as well as teaching languages in Patrick Henry-Village refugee camp, Majd developed a passion for making a significant contribution towards a better tomorrow. Through these experiences her appreciation regarding how nonprofits improve the quality of life in communities they serve also grew.
Majd is a fitness addict and enjoys reading. She also likes dancing and travelling, and aspires to cross off every country on her ‘must-visit’ list in the future.
Yuser Bu Zain Eddin
Yuser is currently an Intern with the Programmes Department. Her role includes supporting the implementation and monitoring of programmes in Jordan and Internationally.
Yuser is from Syria and graduated with a Bachelor of English Literature from Philadelphia University.
A firm believer in humanitarian work, Yuser volunteered with several NGOs before joining Generation For Peace. Previously, she held the position of trainer at Millennium Change Cooperation; an agency focused on the fight against poverty. Yuser’s experience also includes time spent as a field researcher with UNHCR in Azraq Camp, as well as a research assistant at Save The Children.
Recognising the absence of peace in many countries across the world, Yuser was keen to join Generation For Peace to work on programmes that focus on building peace and transforming conflicts in local communities.
In her spare time, Yuser enjoys playing the guitar, swimming and watching movies.
Ashraf joined Generations For Peace in 2017 as an Intern with the Programmes Department. His role includes supporting the design, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of international programmes.
Ashraf is from Yemen, and graduated with Bachelor of Science in Dentistry from the University of Jordan in 2016. He started his volunteer journey in 2009 as a participant in the AMIDEAST Access programme. Pursuing his passion in education, he joined the Lazord Fellowship Programme to work and build experience in gender-related issues as well as education.
Ashraf is passionate about learning and expanding his knowledge. He intends to employ his experiences to make a positive change in his home country as well as internationally.
Duha joined Generations For Peace as a Programmes Coordinator in 2017. In this role, she liaises the implementation of the EU-MADAD Advocacy and Dialogue for Peace programme in Jordan. Additionally, under the direction of the Programmes Officer, Duha mentors volunteers to help them design, implement, and evaluate activities that enable participants to transform conflict within their communities.
Duha’s previous experience as a Membership and Project Officer allowed her to develop her interpersonal communication skills and provided her with the know-how to manage projects and ensure impeccable results.
In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Communication Engineering, Duha has attended various trainings in project management, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, cross-cutting themes, and procurement and logistics management. She is currently earning a Project Management Professional Certificate (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
In her free time, Duha enjoys walking, reading, learning new skills, and attending kickboxing classes.
Chris has a passion for people, becoming involved alongside them, and communicating both with them and on their behalf. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to work these into his daily life as Generations For Peace’s English Copywriter, a role he began in 2018. In July 2018, he was made Communications Officer.
An eager story-teller with a knack for communicating unique voices (and an unhealthy obsession with grammar), Chris leads on GFP’s English and non-MENA communication materials, focusing on overall strategy, human interest stories, managing GFP’s blog, and developing content in line with the organisation’s mission and vision.
Although he considers Los Angeles his home, Chris most recently lived in Boston, where he attended Northeastern University. With a degree in Communications and English, Chris has additionally studied in both Rome and Cape Town and has professional experience in various communications positions, from technical writing and marketing to social media and public relations.
Chris is a coffee shop lover and chocolate enthusiast. An avid traveler, he spent the greater part of 2017 exploring 30 countries across 5 continents. Countless trains, buses, planes, and even a motorcycle later, he found himself in Jordan, where a nagging sense told him that this would be his next home.
Khaled joined Generations For Peace’s Finance Department in 2017 as an accountant. He is responsible for accounts payables and receivables, general banking, as well as monthly and year-end tasks for the department and organisation.
Khaled has a strong background in finance, having spent almost five years working on international teams for global organisations. Prior to taking on his current position at GFP, he was a part of the ActionAid team in Amman.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from The Hashemite University in Zarqa, Jordan, Khaled has worked hard to engage with and master a range of financial skills, each of which has helped him excel through his career. In addition to his professional success, he is especially proud of the friendships he has forged and mentors he has gained along his journey.
Khaled is an avid reader who loves the outdoors: when he’s not at work you can probably find him hiking or swimming. He attributes many of his closest friendships largely to his sense of humour, and enjoys going out and spending time with the friends he makes.
Anwar joined Generations For Peace in October 2015. He works as a driver for the organisation, serving as part of the support staff for the entire HQ team. During his typical day, Anwar drives programme coordinators to the field and into remote areas across The Kingdom.
Prior to working with GFP, Anwar worked at the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) for two years. He believes that GFP has a great message and sees the results of this message when he is active in the field. Anwar’s favourite part of his job is being involved with people from different communities and backgrounds, and seeing the effect that the GFP programmes has on them.
Originally from Mafraq, Anwar particularly enjoys when programmes taking place in Jordan involve him being a part of the Mafraq community he calls home.
A father to 3 children, 2 of whom are twins, Anwar spends most of his free time with his family – taking them on long drives into areas filled with greenery and nature so that they can enjoy the beautiful scenes and fresh air.
Nour joined Generations For Peace in 2018 as the organisation’s receptionist. In addition to being the first face visitors see when they walk into GFP’s Amman Headquarters, Nour supports a variety of administrative efforts, including watch list and database maintenance, and English to Arabic translation.
Nour is not new to making good first impressions. Prior to joining Generations For Peace, she was a front desk agent at a hotel in Amman, where she worked for and alongside both local and international guests.
With a degree in English and Literature from The Hashemite University in Zarqa, Nour has a deepened knowledge of the English language and has successfully contributed to international work settings and been a part of international crowds in both her professional and personal life. She is excited to continue this in her role at GFP.
Nour is very social, and in her free time, she can be found at the movies, swimming, taking walks through her neighbourhood, and spending time with her family and friends.
Senior Content Specialist
Senior Content Specialist
Abeer joined the GFP team in February 2018 as the organisation’s Arabic Copywriter, becoming Senior Content Specialist in August. In this role, she is responsible for managing GFP’s Arabic content and communication materials, with a focus on GFP’s Arabic blog, articles, local press releases, creative scripts, and human-interest and impact stories.
Abeer is a passionate writer who enjoys creating visuals in the minds of readers through her portraits of words. Believing in the inherent power of language, Abeer is excited to communicate GFP’s messages, voices, and thoughts to the Arabic Audience on both a local and international level.
Originally from Palestine, Abeer strongly believes in peace building and conflict transformation as important resolutions that help build better lives for those living in high-conflict communities. She has published many articles voicing her own beliefs on such issues, as well as on human rights, social justice, gender equality, and women’s rights. She is also the author of “Scattered Papers,” an Arabic book of poetry and short stories that tackles these social issues.
Abeer’s “complicated relationship” with coffee and its aroma will be noticed in most of her writings, along with her love for music. She is also passionate about travelling. As she puts it: “To travel is to reconnect with nature, to dive into the unknown, to meet free spirits, to create art, to inspire, to be inspired, and to set yourself free.”
Reda is Generations For Peace’s Service Employee and has been with the organisation since April 2017. He is responsible for ensuring that GFP’s facilities leave a good first impression on all who visit them by helping maintain cleanliness across its headquarters campus. Additionally, he contributes to trainings and events around Amman and the region, helping ensure that all necessary materials are present and available.
Reda was born in Tanta, Egypt, and holds an intermediate diploma in commerce. Since coming to Jordan, he has worked with such prestigious organisations as the Jordan Olympic Committee, through which he first learned about Generations For Peace. Eventually he was asked if he would like to join the GFP team, an offer which he chose to accept.
Reda is proud to have supported his parents and family in many ways, and is thrilled to have access to a fun and stable job that gives him the ability to provide for his family. When at the office, you can always find him laughing and telling jokes as he goes about his tasks, and when he is not on the job, you can find him playing football or swimming with friends.
Mohammad Al Zboon
Mohammad has been a part of Generations For Peace since January, 2018. He is a driver for the organisation, responsible for transporting employees, as well as important mail and documents to destinations throughout Amman and across The Kingdom.
Originally from Mafraq, Jordan, Mohammad received an Airport Security and Protection Certificate, which paved the way for his serving as a military guard at Queen Alia International Airport. Prior to joining GFP, he worked for the Armed Forces as a driver in special operations, relying on his personal dedication and strong sense of organisation to find success in his job.
Mohammad is a proud husband to his wife, and a loving father to his children. Through his work in airport security, he developed a passion for travel, both domestic and international, and loves to explore tourist destinations and the hidden gems that Jordan and the world have to offer. When he is not working or travelling, you will find him with his family, eating mansaf and drinking coffee.
Programmes Administrative Officer
Faris Bani Malhem
Programmes Administrative Officer
Faris joined Generations For Peace in March 2018 as the organisation’s Programmes Administration Officer. He is responsible for providing administrative, operational, and information management assistance to the Programmes Director via logistical support and coordination with relation to all local and international programmes.
Growing up, Faris participated in MUN, in addition to a range of other community activities, throughout his high school years. He was also a committed education volunteer at SOS Jordan, where he taught Tawjihi students while working in the private sector. Soon after, Faris decided to focus on NGOs and dedicate his work to the betterment of local and international communities, which inspired his interest in working with GFP.
While he was born and raised in Jordan, Faris spent much of his time studying and living in Canada, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University in Montreal. His time in Canada has shaped his outlook and goals in terms of youth: he aims to reflect on them what he experienced abroad in terms of freedom of speech, acceptance of others, and commitment to peace.
Faris firmly believes that the best gift you can give to others is to coach them on how to deal with surrounding challenges and conflicts through a constructive manner, and create bright horizons for their common future. When he is not working, you can find him doing CrossFit, listening to music, reading books, hiking in the summer, hanging out with friends, and enjoying life.
Ahmad Al Bakri
Ahmad joined Generations For Peace in March, 2018 as the organisation’s filmmaker. In directing, producing, and overseeing all film and photography projects across GFP’s active programmes on an international scale, he tells GFP’s story through the eyes of participants and volunteers, events and activities.
With eight years of experience, Ahmad brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the GFP Team, having created documentaries for Aljazeera, participated in a range of international film festivals, and produced award-winning short films. He has also played roles in multiple countries across the Middle East as a consultant, supervisor, university lecturer, and more.
Originally from Palestine, Ahmad has a BA in Architectural Engineering and an MA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, as well as a diploma in Digital Filmmaking. His creative documentaries “Little Red Miracles” and “The Neighbourhoods’ Old Men” were selected for several international documentary development workshops like GoEast Film Festival, StoryDOC, and RamallahDOC.
In all that he does, Ahmad is characterised by his refusal to give up when facing a challenge. When not at work, you can find him scouting, hiking, or camping, unless he’s distracted with his passion for theatre or Maqlobeh.
Abdallah Al Banawi
Abdallah took on the role of Programmes Coordinator at Generations For Peace in the spring of 2018, specifically working with the quickly expanding Maharati team, activities, and locations across Jordan. In this role, he supports the implementation of the Programme, helping prepare monthly and quarterly donor and partner reports. Additionally, he provides guidance and mentoring to field coordinators and delegates surrounding programme- and activity session design, monitoring and evaluation, and more.
Prior to joining GFP, Abdallah worked in communications and programmes at Madarasti. He has also worked as a media consultant in Abu Dhabi and a freelancer in filmmaking and photography. In 2015, Abdallah established a platform called “FikerZyoun,” the first Arabic TV on YouTube with a direct focus on content.
Originally from Al Karak, Jordan, Abdallah studied Media and Broadcasting at Middle East University, graduating in 2013. Prior to his graduation, he won first place in a film competition for his submission, which discussed how girls in Ghor Al Safi and Al Karak often are not able to finish their studies. His film was entitled, “Education is my Right.”
In 2017, Abdallah spent 2 weeks hiking 143 kilometres in Georgia to capture street photography. He has an unquenchable thirst for adventure, and when he’s not working, Abdallah can be founding hiking, scuba diving, watching football, or capturing his world through photography.
GFP Institute Intern
GFP Institute Intern
Marie joined Generations For Peace as an intern in The Institute in the spring of 2018. During her time with the organisation, her main focus is conducting the first phase of a comparative research project surrounding reflective practice processes. Her role will also allow her to assist with any tasks related to this research project and in the Institute, on the whole.
Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, Marie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Development Studies from Roskilde University, with an exchange semester at the University of Buenos Aires. She additionally holds her Master’s Degree in Global Refugee Studies from Aalborg University in Copenhagen. During her studies, she completed an internship with ActionAid in Amman and became very fond of Jordan, deciding to would return once she finished her degree.
With a passion for research and a firm belief in the value of evidence-based field research, Marie joined GFP and its Institute because she was motivated by their commitment to promoting youth to be the drivers of change.
Marie wrote her thesis on how Syrian refugees experience living on integration benefit in Denmark, which has inspired her to continue her work in the Middle East. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys running, studying Arabic, cooking, and spending time with friends. While she loves Amman, she misses her plants back in Denmark, but comforts herself by watching bad TV shows and eating far too many carrots.
Anas joined Generations For Peace in June 2018, taking on the role of Programmes Coordinator, specifically working with the organisation’s Youth RESOLVE team in Jordan and Lebanon. In this role, he supports the Programmes Department, working with Pioneers, Delegates, and Volunteers under his Programme, implementing programme design, conducting monitoring and evaluation, and more.
Prior to joining GFP, Anas was a fellow at Lazord Fellowship, which helped him gain skills and experience that paved the way for his entering the non-profit sector. He began with a position at the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) as a regional coordinator for one of the broadest youth-focused projects at the organisation before transitioning into his role with GFP.
Originally from Jordan, Anas earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Hashemite University in Zarqa. An avid cook, Anas can be found camping or testing new recipes over a stove when not at the office. He believes that life is a journey that should be enjoyed to the max, which in an ideology that has led him through his life to try new experiences and take risks that have continued to pay off.
Basel joined Generations For Peace as the Communications Assistant in July 2018. In this position, he works alongside all members of the team, coordinating all communications, including the editorial calendar and communication with blog and website contributors. Basel also works with the organisation’s programmes department to coordinate field visits for communications team members, while contributing to the organisation’s overall communicative efforts and strategy.
Originally from Amman, Jordan, Basel earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Sciences from the German Jordanian University, with an exchange year in Germany, where he interned with Allianz Technology. Prior to joining Generations For Peace, he worked in Communications at the UN World Food Programme in Amman.
When he is not at the office, Basel can be found traveling, cooking, or playing sports. He speaks Arabic, English, and German, and is currently in the process of learning Spanish.